NASS 2021 – ePosters, Presentations and Learning Toolbox
NASS 2021 is using Learning Toolbox for the ePosters (including Poster Ground Rounds) and Innovative Technology Presentations at the conference.
Learning Toolbox allows you to create a Stack of material that can be used to present and share your work online and onsite. At the simplest level you can just add your presentation to your Stack, but the platform allows you to do much more.
Your Learning Toolbox Stack/ePoster should contain your presentation but can also contain additional materials such as videos, weblinks, papers and more.
Since you will upload your presentation to your Learning Toolbox Stack/ePoster then you will no longer need to upload your presentation to the NASS system.
The only requirement from NASS for ePoster authors is that you include a Powerpoint presentation in your ePoster/Stack.
- Authors must create and upload a PowerPoint presentation into their LTB stack.
- Suggested slide limit: 12
- Do not include a title or disclosure slide. NASS will include that in your stack during the Content Review process
Optional extra content
Using Learning Toolbox it is also possible to add extra material as well (videos, weblinks, additional documents, links to other ePosters etc). The guides on the support page (demo video, written guide, webinar recording) explain how to do this.
Below is a link to a copy of the 16th July email that NASS sent to authors with these required content instructions.
Learning Toolbox supports an exciting new approach to ePosters (and more generally content sharing) at online, hybrid and onsite conferences and events.
Using Learning Toolbox you will create a Stack/ePoster (a collection of material that could include a presentation, video, weblinks and more) that you can use to present and share your work at the event.
People will be able to easily view and interact with your ePoster by browsing the online ePoster showcase. Your ePosters will be available for people to explore throughout the event and can also be presented in a scheduled session if your event supports this.
Viewers can open your ePoster and explore all the rich content you have added. Viewers can also post questions or comments to your ePoster, to which you can respond. This text chat discussion will be attached to your ePoster and can continue after the event. Viewers can also favourite your ePoster so that they can return to it more easily.
Your ePoster will also live beyond the event, as you can continue to share it and (in some cases) even add to it after the event.
Your ePoster can even have a physical presence in the real world. Within Learning Toolbox you can create a mini-poster that acts as an advert for and gateway into your interactive ePoster. People can simply scan the QR code on the mini-poster and your interactive ePoster will open on their phone/tablet.
Onsite and hybrid conferences will print these mini-posters and use them as a way of promoting the ePosters onsite. You can of course print the mini-poster yourself and use it wherever you want to promote your work and provide access to it.
Many conferences are now using Learning Toolbox to present, share and discuss research. We have seen some great examples of ePosters/stacks created by authors attending these conferences. The 3 minute video below explores some of the great ePosters made by authors using Learning Toolbox.
You can see and interact with these great ePosters (and more) on the Learning Toolbox Showcase. These ePosters are live and still being used by authors to present and share their work. You will see that they vary in terms of what content they include and how they are structured, but they have all made great use of the platform to present their work.
Of course your own ePoster/stack does not need to be as sophisticated as these examples – a simple and effective ePoster/stack may just contain the abstract, a presentation and a link to a website for example. But we hope these examples may give you an idea of what is possible and some ideas of the type of material you could include to give people a richer view of your work.
We would like to thank the authors of these ePosters/stacks for agreeing to their excellent work being showcased here. If you have come across any brilliant Learning Toolbox ePosters that you would like to see added to this showcase then please let us know so that we can contact the author and ask for their permission to add them.
Creating your ePoster/Stack
This video gives you a very quick tour of the Learning Toolbox editor. We recommend that you play this video in full screen.
Press the full-screen icon at the end of the play bar to play in full-screen.
Getting started – Create an LTB stack for a conference v2.0 (updated 23rd May 2020)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
You can find answers to more detailed questions on the FAQ page or by pressing the in-line help button (?) in the interface next to the item that you want to know more about.